I collect leaves, walking alone at dusk in Kentucky autumn, for you, 3000 miles away in Northern California where climate and the wheel of the earth do not afford this turning blaze. Colors like pumpkin, like russet and corn yellow.…
“Violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most pervasive human rights abuses with ONE OUT OF EVERY THREE WOMEN experiencing violence during her lifetime. Violence affects the ability of women and girls to access the full spectrum of their human rights. Violence destabilizes countries, impedes economic progress, and prevents women from creating better lives for themselves and their families.
The International Violence Against Women Act is a key piece of legislation that would make ending violence against women a diplomatic and foreign assistance priority for the U.S. Government. I-VAWA would streamline and improve existing U.S. government efforts to stop the global crisis of violence against women and girls. By supporting health, legal, economic, social, and humanitarian assistance sectors and incorporating violence prevention and response into such programs, I-VAWA places women and girls at the center of U.S. foreign policy.
Please commit to the protection of ALL women by cosponsoring and supporting the International Violence Against Women Act today!”
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To review The International Violence Against Women Act: